1922 Gibson A Mandolin
(Serial No. 68349) If you are looking for a good session mandolin, and do not mind a little wear and do not need the fancy trim, this is your mandolin. Here is a 1922 Gibson A style mandolin. Just an "A", so its top bound only and does not have the pearl logo. It does have the Gibson label inside and, importantly, it has the adjustable truss rod. This lets you set the mandolin up for your local climate and allows you change it easily if needed. Keeps the neck straighter, too. 1922 is the beginning of the Loar improvements to the mandolin such as the adjustable truss rod and adjustable bridge. Plays smoothly with excellent volume and tone. My luthier just dressed the frets and set it up - its ready to play. No breaks, cracks or refinish. Sheraton Brown top finish and brown back and sides. Finish, tailpiece and tuners are original. The truss rod cover, although similar to the originals, is a custom size and shape. Missing the pickguard. Comes with a newer hardshell case.
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